A.P.C. has opened the doors to its seventh retail shop in its hometown of Paris, this one being situated at 23 Rue Royale, steps away from some of the French capital city’s finest retail destinations including Chanel, Loro Piana and Moncler. The A.P.C. store was designed by Laurent Deroo, the architect behind London’s Dover Street Market and Hong Kong’s Icehouse. Look for the St. Honoré shop to house A.P.C.’s full line of men’s and women’s collections alongside shoes, accessories and more.
The S/S 2012 collection from rag & bone is looking solid in these shots with plenty of plays on color and cuts. The collection is California-inspired but will appeal to a few different points of interest ranging from surf to Hollywood. Look for long coats, cropped trousers and a good mix of knits to make their way to stockists and rag & bone shops next spring. (via sxh)
To showcase their Spring 2012 offerings, COMUNE went to Salton Sea in Cali and shot this video. The looks are more casual than anything but there’s plenty to be had for all. Some of the selection includes a stark selvedge denim shirt-jacket, a few plaid button downs, cashmere v-necks, military-inspired boots and slimmed chinos to bring the line full-circle.
Valet introduces us to Ribbed Tee, makers of 50/50 poly cotton undershirts that take inspiration from Towncraft 50/50 undershirts. The deadstock vintage tees still fetch a ton of money on forums and eBay and were a staple of department stores in the 80s and 90s. Ribbed Tee’s founder, Mike Schwartz, recently introduced their Retro Fit V-neck that’s made in the US from a soft, loose knit 50/50 jersey material and feels really broken in out of the packing. The fit’s trimmed without being clingy and features a generously cut collar that’s easy to hide under your button down.
MW drops the third installment in ACL’s Made in Italy Tour, this time giving us a look inside the workspace of Isaia located on the outskirts of Napoli. Isaia is a family-run business as it was founded in 1957 by Enrico Isaia and is now helmed by the designer’s grandson Gianluca Isaia. The majority of folks that work in production are second or third generation tailors, with the craft being in their blood. As for the factory, it’s a two-story building that’s “tucked away in an unmarked alley with a large gate.”
Italian label Gucci celebrates their 90th anniversary with the release of their “1921 Collection”. The capsule collection utilizes calf leather and suede for a majority of its pieces and features handmade goods including loafers, jackets and accessories such as belts, wallets and bags. These pieces feature a unique finish which pays homage to Gucci’s trademark as a leather goods manufacturer.
Turkish designer and PUMA creative director Hussein Chalayan has designed some amazing footwear for the German brand over the past few years for both men and women, both for the PUMA brand as well as the duo’s capsule collection. This video gives us some insight into what really makes the designer tick and delivers looks at some Hussein Chalayan x PUMA footwear and apparel.
nonnative’s Fall 2011 collection looks to be promising as ever with plenty of outerwear pieces to protect us from the elements. The styling in these shots delivers some exceptional layering options with shades of beige and tan mixed with blues, browns and black. The accessories work well with both pants and denim in both slim and relaxed cuts.